If you took your attention away from the tech world over the weekend, here’s a chance to catch up on stories and features from The Next Web and beyond.
- Obama and Romney talk technology policy in letters to the NY Tech Meetup.
- Browsing Wikipedia is now completely free for 230 million mobile users globally.
- He gets it: United States Ambassador Terry Kramer on keeping the Internet pure.
Make sure you catch these features, published over the weekend. Perfect to read over your lunch or on that dull train ride home.
- Windows 8 and the app economy: Microsoft’s vying for iOS and Android developers [Interview]
- Wikipedia’s dark side: Censorship, revenge editing & bribes a significant issue
- Fatherpreneurship: Tips on how to be a successful father and entrepreneur
- The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats
- The great firewall: China’s digital margins
- The high-risk jobs that make your digital conveniences tick
- Apple got you lost? 40 alternative map & GPS apps for iOS
- You need these must-have clauses in your freelance contracts
- How to protect your computer and data in case disaster strikes
- The complete guide to the language of Facebook
- Refine your Web type with this crash course on the CSS line-height property
And from elsewhere…
To finish off, here are some pieces that you really shouldn’t miss from around the Web:
- When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook [Wall Street Journal]
- Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web [Gawker]
- Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies [The Verge]
- Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong [The Atlantic]
- Red Bull Stratos On YouTube Live Topped 8 Million Concurrent Views [Forbes]
- The tech behind Felix Baumgartner’s stratospheric skydive [ExtremeTech]